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Sterkrivier Rd | Upper Escarpment, Entabeni Game Reserve, South Africa
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Lakeside Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here during the Big Five Marathon. Still awaiting repayment of a double credit card payment despite promises from the staff that this would happen. Really such a pity that these kind of things go wrong...

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Pretoria, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Our family of 4 stayed in Lakeside at Entabeni during April 2014. We were greeted by exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were luxurious and very tidy. Food was great. The resort offers two safari trips into the wild daily. one being from 6am to around 9am and the second being from 4pm to around 7pm. We were fortunate... More

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MichelleBouic, Marketing & PR Executive at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear JV_ZA, How wonderful to read that your time with us was a Legendary one for you and your family. It does sound as though your game drives were exceptional – a leopard sighting is indeed rare! We are proud to have made you family’s weekend a memorable one and will pass your compliments on to the team. Look forward... More

Brackley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Our first time visit to South Africa, coupled with our first safari we could not have chosen a better location. We travelled with SAGA and from leaving home to arriving at Lakeside everything was as expected. Once at Lakeside the lodge team took over they provided us with a magical 7 days. Are thanks go to the team of rangers... More

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MichelleBouic, Marketing & PR Executive at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Steve Rotary, Thank you for finding the time to post this review about your stay we are most enchanted to establish that you stay was a magical one. It is fulfilling to read that our team delivered a Legendary service that we strive for at all times and we thank you for the compliment regarding Simon. These comments have... More

Sleaford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was my first experience of African safaris, and my first holiday with Saga. I have to say that I was thoroughly impressed by both! Having heard stories of one lion surrounded by a ‘circus’ of 10 to 12 vehicles, I was not at all sure that I would enjoy this holiday. The way that the Entabeni reserve is run,... More

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London
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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I have recently got back from Lakeside Lodge. I travelled with a group of 20 who had all booked via Saga. The staff, especially Phineas & Aniska were fantastic. The lodge staff were also great. Every game drive was an exciting experience, we saw so many animals up close, drove through amazing scenery & had many laughs along the way.... More

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MichelleBouic, Client Liaison at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sue F, Thank you for your review received. We are heartened to read that your overall stay was indeed Legendary and that your game sightings were memorable. We would like to thank you for your input and have forwarded your concerns raised to our Camp Manager and his onsite team. The incessant rain has not been in our favour... More

Olathe, Kansas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the lakeside lodges. The lodges are at the top of the mountain and you have a adventurous drive up a dirt road to get there. There are older lodges but well maintained and very nice. I wish the electric outlets were updated so you could plug in the newer power converters. The game drives... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We just returned from Entabeni a month ago. We stayed at the Lakeside. We were very pleased with the game drives as we got a chance to see the diverse reserve's offering. Our rangers were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable but our driver was a bit too enthusiastic when we got stuck in the mud near a rhino family of 3.... More

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MichelleBouic, Client Liaison at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Good Day Treann, Thank you for taking the time to review our Lodge. We thank you for your input, as we value constructive comments from our guests. We believe they can only assist us in bettering our service and can assure you that all the points raised have been brought under the attention of the Camp Manager and his team.... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This reserve has numerous lodges within it's borders . Lakeside is on the upper escarpment and reached by traveling along a dirt road . The lodge is billed as 4 star . The rooms are comfortable with great views over the lake and you may hear the hippos at nighttime . The public areas are also pleasant but overall you... More

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was fantastic! The rangers Aniska and Finn were very knowledgeable and went out of their way to make the whole trip magical.There wasn't a day when we weren't amazed at what we saw. The trip down to the ravine was magical and hair raising, especially as on the way back, after tracking elephants, there they were within spitting distance.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Our stay at the Lakeside Lodge was wonderful! The game guide was incredible, we saw more animals on the game drives than at any other game lodge. The game guide was knowledgeable and accommodating and made sure we had a fantastic game viewing experience. The scenery is beautiful and well worth the three hour drive it took to get there... More

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Address: Sterkrivier Rd | Upper Escarpment, Entabeni Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Entabeni Game Reserve
Also Known As:
Lakeside Hotel Entabeni Game Reserve

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